Mozaex has begun shipping its Solo 1 All-In-One Blu-ray Entertainment Server, with retail pricing starting at less than $4,300 USD and weighing in at just 6.35 pounds.
Mozaex’s Solo 1
“The Mozaex Solo 1 system allows instant playback of media either stored locally or optionally on a networked server,” Mozaex CEO Douglas Kihm said. “The Solo 1 plays media, including Blu-ray and DVD movies, CD and MP3 music, photos and on-demand NetFlix movies and Pandora music via the Mozaex NetPlay online media service. Any media can be played simultaneously in any room resulting in unprecedented ease, elegance, and excitement.”
The Solo 1 is based on an Intel Atom processor and NVidia ION, CUDA, and PureVideo technology. With total power dissipation averaging only 50 watts, the Solo 1 delivers Blu-ray movies in full HDMI 1.3 1080p with 7.1 HD Audio at a fraction of the power needed by other Blu-ray servers, according to the company.
“The Solo 1’s unprecedented low power dissipation results in whisper quiet operation,” Kihm stated.
At 11.75 inches wide by 2.87 inches high by nine inches deep, the Solo 1 can be mounted behind a TV, in a rack, or on a shelf.
The company says that Solo 1 is the perfect, affordable solution for one to three room projects that only require 1TB to 6TBs of non-RAID media storage. Up to three Solo 1s can share their onboard 1TB or 2TBs of storage. On average 2TBs can store either 125 DVDs or 25 Blu-rays.
To further expand the Solo system, a Mozaex Server can be added, as well as add up to seven Mozaex players. For larger projects, Mozaex offers the “Player/Server” family, which supports a virtually unlimited number of players and RAID 6 storage.
A Solo 1 without on-board storage called the Player 1 is also shipping that plays media stored on the company’s networked storage server. The Player 1’s USA retail pricing begins at $2,495 USD.
The Solo 1 may be controlled by the included IR Remote Controller, the included RF Keyboard, or third-party control systems from companies such as Crestron, AMX, Control 4, Philips, URC, RTI, HomeLogic, and Netstream. A server is required for most full two-way touchpanel control systems, such as Crestron.
Mozaex offers, at no-charge, software “Interface Modules” that support the these control systems. For example, Mozaex offers a Control 4 module that does not require a server to control both two-way music and one-way movies and other media via the Mozaex on-screen interface.
To minimize on-site service, Mozaex includes with every Solo 1 a service utility, called SurePlay, that allows the dealer or Mozaex to easily login to the Solo to perform period checkups and update software. In addition, an EasyUp utility allows users to perform updates to the Mozaex software.
Mozaex offers no-charge webinar training to its dealers and free standard software updates.
Mozaex products are covered by a limited three-year warranty and free product lifetime telephone support.